Honda has built the fastest ride on mower in the world, but one of its key performance features surpasses even the vaunted Bugatti Chiron.
It promises to cut the grass in a jiffy — and for when you need it the latest Honda lawnmower can comfortably top 200km/h.
But the Honda Mean Mower V2 is not your latest ride-on lawnmower.
Combining a 999cc V2 engine from the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP sports bike with a heavily modified ride-on mower body it just notched up a Guinness World Record for accelerating to 100mph (161km/h).
The heavily modified one-off Mean Mower V2 accelerated to 100mph in 6.29 seconds, faster than many supercars would hit that speed.
The Honda Mean Mower V2 has a top speed of 243km/h.Source:Supplied
While the time wasn’t measured, Honda says the Mean Mower can hit 60mph (97km/h) in less than three seconds.
Honda now holds the Guinness title of “the fastest acceleration 0-100mph for a lawnmower (prototype)”, something unlikely to be smashed any time soon.
The Japanese brand also blasted past the record-setting speed up to 150.99mph (243km/h) “to see what it is really capable of”.
Key to the Mean Mower’s ballistic acceleration is lots of power (149kW) from the high-revving motorbike engine.
Combined with the relatively lightweight modified body of the HF2622 ride-on mower it is something Honda says gives it a better power-to-weight ratio than the €2.4 million ($3.9 million) Bugatti Chiron, a 400km/h-plus car powered by an 8.0-litre quad turbocharged 16-cylinder engine.